Amy and Chris – Epic of Gilgamesh (Part 1)
Episode: Welcome to the first of a multi-part series on the Epic of Gilgamesh, hosted by Chris McKinny and Amy Balogh! Why is this story so important, and what might it say about how we read the Bible? Where did it come from? What’s its relationship to real places and history? What does it have to say to themes like guilt, grief, and what it means to be human? Does Gilgamesh have anything to say about the development of the Bible, or the biblical flood story (Gen 6-9), or David and Jonathan? This is an in-depth series, so gird your loins and get ready for a wild ride.
Hosts: Chris McKinny and Amy Balogh
References: Irving Finkel, The Ark Before Noah.
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Image Description and Attribution: Possible representation of Gilgamesh as Master of Animals, grasping a lion in his left arm and snake in his right hand, in an Assyrian palace relief (713–706 BC), from Dur-Sharrukin, now held in the Louvre By, Unknown artist – Jastrow (2006), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=866865